Health care is among the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and new technologies and advancements in treatments create new opportunities every day. But growth does not come without challenges. Economic stresses and increased scrutiny and government regulation have increased the risks facing health care providers. Failure to navigate the risks properly could result in disruptive disputes and litigation.
Nixon Peabody’s Health Care Litigation team understands the challenges faced by businesses in the regulated health care industry, and, more important, knows how to get clients back to business. Our efficiency, knowledge of the industry, and litigation experience are particularly valuable to clients who need to secure appropriate and cost-efficient litigation results.
Our team includes highly knowledgeable attorneys who have deep experience litigating a wide range of health care issues at the local, state, and national levels. Our clients reflect a broad spectrum of institutions, associations, organizations, companies, and individual practitioners. Among them are: hospitals and hospital networks, clinics, nursing homes, physicians, home care providers, fiscal intermediaries, insurers, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical firms.
We serve clients with a need to litigate matters related to many different aspects of health care. These include: medical staff issues, privacy, qui tam claims, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, managed care contracts, certificates of need, and graduate medical education programs. We also help clients resolve antitrust litigation matters, as well as with the enforcement or defense of restrictive covenants. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations can be particularly challenging, so we often work closely with the firm’s experienced HIPAA practice team to find the right solutions for our clients.
As part of an international firm with a highly integrated organizational structure, we often work in tandem with other Nixon Peabody teams to provide clients with a comprehensive range of services, including commercial, tort, and construction litigation for health care institutions. When appropriate, we can also readily draw on the knowledge and skills of attorneys with in-depth experience in such areas as corporate, employment, benefits, and insurance law.